Wharton | Mr. Data Dude
GMAT 750, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Startup Founder
GMAT 700, GPA 3.12
Harvard | Mr. MedTech Startup
GMAT 740, GPA 3.80
Kellogg | Mr. MBB Private Equity
GMAT TBD (target 720+), GPA 4.0
INSEAD | Mr. Media Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.65
Yale | Mr. Yale Hopeful
GMAT 750, GPA 2.9
MIT Sloan | Mr. MBB Transformation
GMAT 760, GPA 3.46
Wharton | Mr. Swing Big
GRE N/A, GPA 3.1
Harvard | Mr. CPG Product Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Triathlete
GMAT 720, GPA 2.8
MIT Sloan | Mr. Latino Insurance
GMAT 730, GPA 8.5 / 10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Tesla Intern
GMAT 720, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Supply Chain Data Scientist
GMAT 730, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Global Consultant
GMAT 770, GPA 80% (top 10% of class)
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB/FinTech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Digital Indonesia
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. LGBT Social Impact
GRE 326, GPA 3.79
Stanford GSB | Mr. Nuclear Vet
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
Stanford GSB | Mr. Oilfield Trekker
GMAT 720, GPA 7.99/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. SpaceX
GMAT 740, GPA 3.65
Kellogg | Mr. Big 4 Financial Consultant
GMAT 740, GPA 3.94
Stanford GSB | Mr. Mountaineer
GRE 327, GPA 2.96
Harvard | Mr. Tech Start-Up
GMAT 720, GPA 3.52
Rice Jones | Mr. Simple Manufacturer
GRE 320, GPA 3.95
Columbia | Mr. MD/MBA
GMAT 670, GPA 3.77

New HBS Record For Female Admits

HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL CLASS OF 2014

Characteristic                                      Class of 2014  Class of 2013  Class of 2012
Size of Class925905876
Applications8,9639,33110,368
Acceptance Rate13%12%10%
Yield90%89%89%
Women40%39%36%
U.S. Ethnic Minorities24%23%23%
International32%34%34%
Average Age272726
Countries Represented696873
Undergraduate institutions represented270243243
Median GMAT730730724
GMAT Range570 — 790490 — 790510 — 790
Citizenship: North American72%70%70%
U.S.68%66%66%
Asia/South Pacific12%13%13%
Europe10%10%12%
Central/South America3%4%3%
Africa1%2%1%
Oceania2%1%1%
Undergraduate Majors:
Business43%*20%23%
Engineering/Natural Sciences/Technical34%36%33%
Humanities/Social Sciences22%43%43%
Pre-MBA Work Experience:
Consulting20%21%22%
Consumer Products6%6%7%
Financial Services12%12%14%
Venture Capital/Private Equity16%13%18%
Healthcare/biotech7%6%6%
High Tech/Communications9%9%6%
Manufacturing7%14%9%
Military5%5%5%
Non-Profit9%8%7%
Other Services5%5%5%

Source: Harvard Business School admissions. Asterisk indicates change in category to business and economics from business in previous years

Notes: HBS also has changed a few categories for pre-MBA experience. For the Class of 2014, for example, it added an energy category which accounts for 4% of the incoming students.

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.